Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab are facing each other in game 18 of IPL 2020. Both these teams come into this game on the back of defeats in their previous two games. Kings XI opted to bat first after winning the toss. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja produced a spectacular moment of brilliance in the field as he dismissed Nicholas Pooran for 33 off 17 balls.
It was the first ball of the 18th over when Pooran decided to go big on the leg side. He hit the ball high up in the air, a shot which had more distance in the air then the power of the bat. Jadeja kept his eye on the all and completed the catch near the square leg boundary. You can watch the video below.
Watch Ravindra Jadeja Takes a Steepler to Dismiss Nicholas Pooran:
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Soon after Ravindra Jadeja took the catch, Pooran looked at the bottom of his bat signalling that he hadn’t timed the ball well enough. Before Pooran was dismissed, he added a 58-run stand taking the team score to 152.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul was dismissed by Shardul Thakur off the very next delivery on 63 as the pacer knicked him off to MS Dhoni who completed his 100th catch as a wicket-keeper in the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings meanwhile, needs 179 to win their second game of the season. They have lost three games on the bounce after winning their first game against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 opener. No team has won chasing in Dubai so far in the tournament.
This is the seventh game at this venue in IPL 13 and CSK are chasing some sort of a record in this chase. CSK are at the bottom of the points table with two points from four games in the tournament so far.